The basis of our company culture
In 1957, Fábricas Agrupadas de Muñecas de Onil, S.A. (FAMOSA) was born from the alliance of a number of toymakers in Toy Valley (Alicante, Spain). The group formed in order to remain competitive in the market due to difficulty finding funding, changing technologies, and the emergence of plastic toys.
More than 50 years later we continue to be Spain’s premiere toy manufacturer, leading the industry in Spain and Portugal and firmly established in more than 50 countries, including France, Italy, Mexico and the United States.
One dream? No, thousands of dreams take Famosa wherever our imagination leads us.
The founding of Famosa
Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, the premiere of Walt Disney’s Cinderella, Juan Ramón Jiménez wins a Nobel Prize in Literature, the first plastic dolls are produced…and Famosa is founded.
A group of artisan dollmakers get together in Alicante, Spain to create FAMOSA. It is also the first Spanish toy manufacturer.
Güendolina is the first Famosa doll to be well received in the market. Critics call it “a unique creation in the neoclassical style”.
Quirón Stuffed Animals
The Quirón line of stuffed animals, a brand that persists to this day, is designed and produced for the first time.
Nancy is born
Nancy is a modern and admired doll who represents every girl’s dream of becoming a woman.
The Barriguitas are born
Little baby dolls whose inexhaustible outfits and accessories have grown over the years..
The Famosa Christmas Carol
The Famosa jingle is broadcast for the first time, and to this day everybody remembers the lyrics and the ad, in which Famosa dolls approach the manger, bringing love and friendship to baby Jesus.
Famosa distributes Famobil
The endearing Clicks come to Spain and Portugal
Nenuco is born
This Christmas the largest family of baby dolls begins to grow, with the addition of the Nenuco family.
Pinypon is born
Famosa launches Pinypon as an expansion to it’s line of products. Over the years, Pinypon has become a classic toy.
Famosa distribtes Micromachines
Famosa begins to distribute the Micromachines collection of small vehicles and toys in Spain.
Disney Heroes are born
Famosa brings to life the world of fantasy and adventure where the Disney Heroes live. They share heroic values and stimulate children’s imaginations through fascinating stories.
The Jaggets are born
They’re one of a kind! Sweet as babies and fashionably stylish!
Famosa acquires FEBER and Play by Play
In keeping with its plan to expand internationally and consolidate its distribution, Famosa acquires FEBER and Play by Play.
Nancy gets a modern makeover. Today she’s sweet, a good friend, supportive and loves fashion! She has the values of our parents generation, but in today’s latest fashion trends.
Relaunching The Barriguitas
They’re back, big time, and ready to play! The new Barriguitas are full of fun and love to play.
Pinypon’s endless possibilities continue, with a modern twist.
Sun Capital Partners
As part of an ambitious, viable and realistic project, Famosa starts a new phase of national consolidation and international expansion.
The opening of a Famosa factory in Monterrey, Mexico.
The first edition of Juegorama, where Famosa presents its study, “Play and Toys in Today’s Society”.
In order to achieve our goal of ZERO work place accidents, we strive for safety in every daily activity. Safety is a right, an obligation and an excellent investment.
We believe that all of our employees, customers, suppliers and visitors have a right to return home from work healthy and safe.
At Famosa meeting safety standards is a condition for employment, and promoting a culture of safety is everybody’s obligation.
We believe that the path to improvement hinges on safety.
Famosa in the world
Today you can find Famosa products in more than 50 countries around the world. Famosa’s main headquarters are located in Spain (Madrid and Alicante).
Famosa also has offices in Portugal (Oporto), France (Paris), Italy (Milan), Mexico (Mexico City), Puerto Rico (San Juan) and China (Hong Kong). Famosa’s production and logistical facilities are located in Spain (Alicante) and Mexico (Monterrey).
C/ María Tubau, 3
Tel. (+34) 91 740 11 20
Pol. Ind. Las Atalayas
C/. Del Franco, s/n
Tel. (+34) 966 54 46 00
Pol. Ind. El Oliveral
c/ J nº4 bis, subpoligono 2
46394 – Ribaroja, Valencia
Tel. (+34) 961 66 85 22
Monte Elbruz 124, Piso 7
Col. Palmitas Polanco,
Delegación Miguel Hidalgo
Parque Industrial Kalos
Apodaca N.L. C.P. 66600
Centro de distribución México
Av. Industria. Eléctrica No. 3, Nave 3
San Pedro Barrientos CP 54010
Tlalnepantla de Baz, Estado de México
Famosa International Ltd.
Unit 14, 14/F, LIPPO SUN PLAZA 28
Canton Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel. (852) 2786 0699
Fax. (852) 2371 2010
Unit G-L,10F,HuaDu Garden Building,
No.3002,South DongMen Road,
Tel: (755) 82388550
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Famosa Intl. Ltd./Play-by-Play
Room 702, No.2,Blue Ocean Tech Plaza,
Lane 58, East Xinjian Rd, Minhang District
Tel: 021-6413 6493
Fax: 021-6413 6492